A newly established esports tournament platform, Australian Esports Network, announced last night that they will be hosting a seven month long Call of Duty online season that will include four phases, with an overall total prize pool of $7,500 AUD.
Detailed in their release, they talk about how each game will be professionally casted, with analysis and recaps featured throughout each phase to ensure brands are on display for everyone to see. In their mission statement they state “our goal is to provide a professional level experience for the players and teams, while still retaining our core focus of developing grassroots esports in Australia and New Zealand.”
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Director of Australian Esports Network, Jamie Uncles, provided us a statement which reads “the team at AEN pulled a lot of inspiration from other titles and how their seasons operated to ensure our platform has a good set up. I think our season caters to every level of player; which I believe will continue the growth of ANZ Call of Duty and give everyone the chance to improve their skills, and potentially move on to bigger and better things.”
“We want to give our community a professional season to compete in, while still remaining true to our focus of improving grassroots esports in Australia and New Zealand,” continued Jamie.
“We are working closely with Activision to ensure we can continue the development of our region, and we can’t wait to bring more information to the public regarding future plans,” concluded Jamie.
Explained in their official press release, each stage will feature four online qualifying tournaments, with a double elimination bracket. Ultimately, the top four teams from each qualifying tournament will progress to phase two; which will feature sixteen teams.
Each online qualifying tournament will have a guaranteed prize pool of $125 AUD.
For the full tournament breakdown, click here.
Details of this tournament follows the recent announcement of XP Esports announcing their $10,000 AUD season for next year - which proves promising signs for potential growth of Call of Duty esports in Australia, especially given the steady decrease over the past twelve months.
You can stay connected with the Australian Esports Network and their competition by following them on Twitter.
Written by Ben Scott